A friend for a roommate

A friend for a roommate

When it’s time to move out of your parents’ house and you don’t want to live on your own, you should think about a roommate. You can share a house with a friend or an acquaintance but there is also a possibility to choose a random person. It is up to you but there are pros and cons of both decisions.

Sometimes we are sure that it’s better to share a household with someone we have known for a long time. Whether we choose this option due to safety issues or because we want to be always with our bestie it doesn’t really matter. The truth is that some people are different at home. It is possible two dissimilar people to be close without having a problem. But when you start living with them you can find it absolute disaster. Imagine how you will feel if you are always cleaning after yourself and your roommate is always leaving a mess without tiding it up. Of course the opposite is completely possible too, but you will be the one who won’t see a problem. If your only disagreement is about maintenance of the place, you can find a simple solution. Hire a cleaning company to handle your kitchen and bathroom. In this way both of you will live in their own rooms while the shared premises will be professional cleaned. Also if you prefer to sanitize your room by yourself it is okay but your friend can ask for cleaners’ help if he/she is too tired or lazy to do it. It will be a win-win situation for both of you.

Dorm RoomAnother problem may occur when you have to deal with bills. Money is not so unusual troublemaker when you both have to pay rent on a specific day of the month. Organised people tend to take notes and to be always upright and it is unacceptable for them to mislead someone especially when it comes to money. Other people don’t think of this as something serious and they are not always correct with their bills. The truth is that disagreements happen not only between friends but between strangers too. The difference is that with an unknown roommate you can get used to them or find a solution, while with a friend there is a chance to end your friendship. You can be surprised how annoying could be your friend even when he/she hasn’t done something. If there is no actual conversation about what is wrong with your household you will wish to live on your own as soon as possible.

On the other hand, it’s so stupid to fight with someone who you value the most because of some habits. You should talk more often with each other in order for your friendship to last. Instead of complaining of what the other didn’t do, share out your duties and create a schedule for paying taxes or bills. Be clear with your roommate about everything and you will find it easier to deal with daily issues.

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